The Upside of Unrequited Book Review

The Upside of Unrequited Book Cover The Upside of Unrequited
Becky Albertalli
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGTB
Pengion
April 11th 2017
Paperback
336

I don't entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. A perfect alignment of feelings and circumstances

Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than be hurt

But when Cassie gets a new girlfriend who comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick, everything changes. Will is funny, flirtatious, and basically the perfect first boyfriend. 

There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid, the awkward Tolkien superfan, she could never fall for … right?

A heart-warming and hilarious story about growing up and learning to be comfortable in your own skin.

Before the Storm (World of Warcraft) Book Review

Before the Storm Book Cover Before the Storm
World of Warcraft #15
Christie Golden
Fantasy, World of Warcraft, MMO
Del Rey
June 8th 2018
Hardback
281

Taking place after the climactic events of Shadows of Argus, World of Warcraft: Before the Storm tells the story of what awaits the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance in the wake of their struggle against the demonic Burning Legion.
 

Fangirl Book Review

Fangirl Book Cover Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pan Macmillan
January 30th 2014 (first published September 10th 2013)
Paperback
459

Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not so easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in the fanfiction she writes where there's romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life.

Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realizing that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible ...

A tale of fanfiction, family and first love

The Wickerlight Book Review

The Wickerlight Book Cover The Wickerlight
The Wren Hunt
Mary Watson
Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology
Bloomsbury YA
May 30th 2019
Paperback
432

Zara's family moved to Kilshamble for a new beginning. But everything changed the night her sister was found dead on the village green.

Two months later, Laila's death is a riddle that nobody wants solved. Where were her injuries? Why was she so obsessed with local folklore? And what does all this have to do with David, the boy who lives at the big house?

As Zara delves deeper into her sister's secret life, she becomes entangled in an ancient magical feud. All too unwittingly she is treading the same dangerous path that led Laila to the village green.